The Boxing Federation of India has set up a core group to keep its athletes motivated and inspired during the period of lockdown, which has been enforced to break the chain of novel Coronavirus spread in the country.
The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has become the first national sports federation in the country to reach out to its players through video conferencing for guiding and motivating them during the 21-day lockdown as India battles COVID-19.
BFI President Ajay Singh spoke at length with the athletes and checked on the health, training regimen, nutrition and mental the well-being of all boxers.
“This is a challenging time for all of us and is all the more a reason for us to take care of ourselves. My message to all our boxers is to stay fit, continue with the exercises as directed by the coaches and try to maintain your weights as much as possible. We will tide over this crisis soon and get back to the ring but staying motivated in the meantime is absolutely necessary,” said Ajay Singh, BFI President.
A core group comprising all Olympics qualified boxers, coaches and support staff including doctors and physios has been set up to take care of the needs of the boxers and on a daily basis these conferences will be conducted.
Coaches will be conducting sessions and talk to the players every day for an hour to keep them motivated and help them to stay positive during this crisis.
Besides president Ajay Singh, executive director RK Sacheti and other BFI officials also will be monitoring these meetings and will keep a tab on the boxers’ requirements.